LIly Tries To Muster the Troops


This week NEA President Lily Eskelsen-Garcia kicked off the union’s work as a campaigning arm of the Clinton campaign by doing some damage control and trying to get the troops in line.

I knew we were in trouble when I saw this tweet:

Is it? Is it clear that educators are on the same page about the next President? Exactly which page is that, I wonder?

The link in Eskelsen-Garcia’s tweet takes us to this piece at her blog. “What’s At Stake” presumably lays out what the union’s campaign push will be.

The piece opens with a classic call to get in line. Lily has traveled the country, read the interwebs, and listened to the many points of view that teachers have been “not shy” about sharing. And “there will always be room for debate when it comes to the next candidate to support,” which is good to hear, because there certainly wasn’t any room to debate about the last candidate NEA leaders chose to support. But LEG is sure one thing is “abundantly clear”– “Educators are on the same page when it comes to what our students need from the next president.”

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